103, 2019

Policy Update

March 1st, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

STUDENT PRIVACY The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has asked us to share their Back to school FAQs, which provides guidance around student information. Link here. Example questions are: Can a school give student information to a DHB dental service? Can a school publish a child’s information? Can a school put parent [...]

103, 2019

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

March 1st, 2019|NZCEO, School News|

Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei:  At the NZSS para-athlete event, Daniel Meyer won gold in the shot put.  He also won silver in the discus with a NZ record for his classification. St Francis Xavier Catholic School, Whangarei: Tamatea Davis, Keakealani Seve and Luka Roulston competed at the Waka Ama Nationals at Lake [...]

1412, 2018

‘Return to Christmas’

December 14th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) is publishing a series of short videos in the lead up to Christmas inviting people to ‘Return to Christmas’. The clips were produced with the help of a few Wellington Catholic Primary Schools to help people rediscover the meaning of Christmas through the eyes of [...]

612, 2018

Aoraki: Journal for Catholic Education Professionals

December 6th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

Welcome to our new look Aoraki! One of the challenges in a busy world is to find articles that stimulate our interest in topics that give a breadth to the work we do in schools. This week, NZCEO has posted copies of its latest edition of Aoraki to all schools [...]

412, 2018

RSTAANZ Executive Committee

December 4th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

The following have been elected on the Religious Studies Teachers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RSTAANZ) Executive Committee for 2019-2020. Our congratulations and best wishes for them in their work: Andrew Murray (Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth) Vice President Colin MacLeod (National Centre for Religious Studies) Amjad Ali (Al-Madinah [...]

3011, 2018

Policy Update

November 30th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

TEACHING COUNCIL ELECTIONS A reminder that nominations for the new board of the Teaching Council open 23 November and close 25 January. Voters in seven teaching sectors will elect seven board members, one teacher and one principal from the primary and secondary sectors, one teacher and one leader from early [...]

2811, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

November 28th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Baredene College football team. Photo: NZ Secondary Schools Football. Baradene College, Auckland: won the Girls Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Hannah Pilley was co-Golden Boot recipient for the tournament and Most Valuable Player for the school. Sacred Heart College, Auckland: won the Boys Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Jack Duncan [...]

3010, 2018

Policy Update

October 30th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

SCHOOL PAYMENT REQUESTS School payment requests may vary from school to school but there is no charge for education at a state integrated school for domestic students aged 5 – 19 years. Proprietors of integrated schools may charge attendance dues, which are enforceable, but the level of these must not [...]

2510, 2018

An Exciting and Important Opportunity for Catholic Schools

October 25th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

I-Can is an international project for children and young people from all over the world to meet the challenge of Laudato Si’: on care for our common home. The project is endorsed by Pope Francis, the Congregations for Catholic Education, and the OIEC (International Organisation for Catholic Education).  OIEC [...]

2410, 2018

Catholic Education Un-Conference 2019

October 24th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Delegates enjoying Convention 2018 We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with teachers and leaders in Catholic education to hold a Catholic Education Un-Conference next year. Please mark your calendars, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July 2019 (second week of the holidays). This will be [...]

2410, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

October 24th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

St Peter's College, Auckland: Angus Nicholson (Y9) has been selected in the NZ U15 Lacrosse team. Niko Jones has been named in the NZSS Rugby team to play Tonga, Australia Barbarians and Australian Schools. Leo Ngatai-Tafau has been named in the U18 NZ Maori Rugby Team. Semisi Tapa has been named in [...]

2210, 2018

Policy Update

October 22nd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

SCHOOL PAYMENT REQUESTS School payment requests may vary from school to school but there is no charge for education at a state integrated school for domestic students aged 5 – 19 years. Proprietors of integrated schools may charge attendance dues, which are enforceable, but the level of these must not [...]

1110, 2018

Leadership and Vision in a state-integrated school

October 11th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

In a recent edition of the NZSTA monthly magazine STAnews, one of our state-integrated schools featured: Leadership and Vision in a state-integrated school Maria Adams, one of our NZSTA Study Award winners for 2018, is a proprietor’s representative on the board of trustees at St Joseph’s School, Kaikōura. Maria attended [...]

510, 2018

Policy Update

October 5th, 2018|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

EDUCATION COUNCIL SEEKING PCTS FOR MENTORING PILOT The Education Council is launching a new induction and mentoring pilot. Tuakana Teina aims to harness the skills and knowledge of experienced mentor teachers and match them with a limited number of beginning teachers (PCTs) who are looking for a mentor. It went [...]

110, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

October 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Daragh Bonnici, Carmel College, Auckland Carmel College, Auckland: Daragh Bonnici (Y7) has been selected from over 600 dancers nationwide for a child role in the Royal NZ Ballet production of The Nutcracker this December. Ava Fitzgerald (Y9) represented NZ at the Perth International Gymnastics Championships. She won a [...]

2809, 2018

The Future of Work: OECD Paper

September 28th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

A recent paper published by the OECD, The Future We Want, describes the OEDC Learning Framework 2030. We have made note of some of the concepts in this paper that we thought were particularly relevant to New Zealand schools today: The  children  entering  education in  2018 will be young adults [...]

2409, 2018

Actura Partnership with NZCEO/APIS

September 24th, 2018|APIS, Media Release, NZCEO|

We are delighted to announce and welcome Actura as a partner for NZCEO/APIS. Actura provides leading STEAM learning solutions and their curriculum offers the CASE Space School International Study Program and FlipRobot, an intuitive coding platform and learning kit for robotic education. Member schools have been invited to the NZCEO/APIS [...]

2109, 2018

Catholic Character Best Practices Update

September 21st, 2018|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Our Catholic Character best practices material has been updated for 2018 and is now organised into the four dimensions from the review framework. The latest edition of this publication is now available in the Resources section of our website (link here). Here are four items, to tempt you to read [...]

309, 2018

Resource Developer Position at NCRS

September 3rd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

NCRS is looking for a new person to join their team in 2019 with a particular focus on secondary school RE resourcing and also an ability to support wider NCRS curricula and parish work. Click here to view the position description. Any questions, contact Colin McLeod, Director, NCRS. (Email:; [...]

3008, 2018

Policy Update

August 30th, 2018|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

ILLEGAL/LEGAL PAYMENTS BY PARENTS CIRCULAR Boards of Trustees and proprietors need to be aware of this recent circular, which explains what may be charged for, and what can only be a donation. While the information has not changed, the layout and explanatory information has been redeveloped and it is important [...]

3008, 2018

Reflecting on Convention

August 30th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Delegates enjoying Convention Over the past few months we’ve noted what different Principals have shared about their experience at the Catholic Education Convention 2018. Below, we have compiled some of the responses as a reminder that what we take on board during opportunities such as Convention, must be [...]

2908, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

August 29th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Gabrielle Salmon, Baradene College Baradene College Auckland: Gabrielle Salmon has become the World Junior Champion in rhythmic gymnastics at the World Down Syndrome Gymnastics Championships in Germany. Gabrielle came 1st in all her Individual Events, (ball, clubs, ribbon, and hoop). Zosia Herlihy-O'Brien and Emily Carr are finalists [...]

1308, 2018

Growing Up in New Zealand Study Report

August 13th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand study by Superu and the University of Auckland reveals: Our families are ethnically diverse: a third of children are born to at least one parent who did not grow up in New Zealand and where at least one parent is multilingual. [...]

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